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Church Helps Provide Comfort and Aid to California Fire Victims

Church Helps Provide Comfort and Aid to California Fire Victims

In the aftermath of the deadliest fire in California history, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are reaching out to those who need help. Several hundred people gathered Saturday morning at a warehouse in Oroville, California, to fill 5,000 food boxes for victims of the Camp Fire. That fire heavily damaged the town of Paradise and …

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Sister Joy Jones and Sister Bonnie Cordon Get to Know the People of the Pacific

Sister Joy Jones and Sister Bonnie Cordon Get to Know the People of the Pacific

Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, are visiting four nations in the South Pacific this month—Australia, Vanuatu, Tonga and New Zealand. They are being accompanied by their respective husbands, Robert Jones, and Derek Cordon, as well as members of the Pacific …

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Church Announces Changes to Recommendation Process for Young Missionaries

Church Announces Changes to Recommendation Process for Young Missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes to the recommendation process for young missionary candidates. These expanded opportunities will allow more young people to serve as missionaries in various capacities that meet their personal needs or circumstances. A letter was sent to Church leaders on November 16 to share these changes.    Beginning January 2, 2019, all …

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First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Join Instagram

First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Join Instagram

All senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have Instagram accounts to help them “share the light of Jesus Christ and personal experiences that have taught them more about the principles of the gospel.” By joining the social media platform, which now has over 1 billion users worldwide, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, including prophet and …

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Dedication Dates Announced for the Haiti Temple

Dedication Dates Announced for the Haiti Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced dates for the open house, youth devotional and dedication for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The free public open house for the Haiti Temple will begin Saturday, April 20, and go through Saturday, May 4, 2019, except for the Sundays of April 21 and 28. A youth …

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Sister Aburto Reaches Out to Navajo Latter-day Saints

Sister Aburto Reaches Out to Navajo Latter-day Saints

“I’m impressed to see how strong the Church is in this place,” said Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as she reached out to Latter-day Saints in New Mexico and Arizona.   Sister Aburto made a historic visit to the American Southwest, November 8–11, 2018, …

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Rome Italy Temple Dedication Dates Changed

Rome Italy Temple Dedication Dates Changed

In a letter sent to Church leaders, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a small change to the dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple. Originally, the temple was to be formally dedicated in multiple sessions on Sunday, March 10, 2019, through Sunday, March 17, 2019. The week-long dedication has now been …

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President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum

President Eyring’s Watercolor Paintings on Display at Church History Museum

A new exhibit featuring more than 100 watercolor paintings, sketches and journals created by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are on display at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. The exhibition titled “A Visual Journal: The Artwork of Henry B. Eyring,” opens November 9 and runs through January 21, …

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Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Church Responds to Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Utah

Yesterday, Utah voters to have medical marijuana legalized in the state, passing Proposition 2 at the polls. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other medical experts, law enforcement, and clergy members, opposed Proposition 2 on the basis that it did not provide enough “proper controls” to regulate the use medical marijuana. In a statement in August, …

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Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

Church Leaders Host NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee

“I fear that our society is losing its ability to come together with respect and civility and to find solutions when we see things differently,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen, area president of the Utah Areas, who welcomed the NCAA Common Ground Executive Committee to Temple Square. Church leaders hosted a luncheon Friday, November 2, 2018, for the committee members …

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